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Team Woodland sends largest contingent ever to Tony Cote Summer Games – larongeNOW
by ahnationtalk onJuly 16, 2019125 Views
Jul 15, 2019
The largest contingent of athletes ever to represent Team Woodland are competing at the 2019 Tony Cote Summer Games.
The Games began Sunday on Flying Dust First Nation with an opening ceremony, which included 430 athletes from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Montreal Lake Cree Nation and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. According to Team Woodland Coordinator Tami McKenzie, that’s the most athletes the three bands have ever brought to such an event.
“There are 13 tribal councils and each of them bring 300 to 400 athletes,” she said. “It’s huge. There’s about 3,000 athletes.”